What are skunks?
Skunks have small heads, short, pointed snouts, and little black eyes. Their most distinctive feature is the white stripes that run along their backs and extend to the tips of their long, fluffy tails. Skunks are known for spraying foul-smelling liquid when they feel threatened and it is best to keep pets indoors at night to avoid being sprayed.
Where are skunks found?
Skunks like to burrow and they have adapted to living among humans in urban areas. They eat trash, fruits and vegetables from gardens, grubs found in residential lawns, and small animals like mice and squirrels. They are not skilled climbers, so it’s rare that they will get into your attic or chimney. However, they will make dens under porches, decks, and sheds by digging as deep as a foot down.
What do I do if I have skunks?
If you think you have skunks, give us a call! We will conduct a through inspection of your home and property and provide you with a customized plan to deal with the skunk issue. You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain skunk free!
How do I prevent skunks?
The best way to prevent skunks from living on your property is to be vigilant for piles of dirt being dug out and securing gaps under decks and porches. Exclusion techniques such as trenching can be used to keep skunks from accessing areas under porches and sheds.